What does take on mean?

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take on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, takeverb

    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

    "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

  2. assume, adopt, take on, take oververb

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

  3. undertake, tackle, take onverb

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

  4. accept, admit, take, take onverb

    admit into a group or community

    "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

  5. meet, encounter, play, take onverb

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

Wiktionary

  1. take onverb

    To acquire, bring in, or introduce.

  2. take onverb

    To begin to have or exhibit.

  3. take onverb

    To assume responsibility for.

  4. take onverb

    To attempt to fight or compete.

  5. take onverb

    To catch on, do well; to become popular.

Anagrams for take on »

  1. aketon, no-take

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take on in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of take on in a Sentence

  1. Channing Phillips:

    This case demonstrates that US government employees will be held accountable for failing to honor the trust placed in them when they take on such sensitive assignments.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    The messages from friends and colleauges that Ive received over the past 15 hours have been humbling, honored to announce, officially, that I have been nominated to serve as Secretary of State. If confirmed, this is a mission I will take on with my full heart.

  3. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Energy has become a value sector and even some of those managers don't want to take on the risk.

  4. Max Stier:

    People underestimate the corrosive effect it has, it's like when you have a substitute teacher in your classroom. They aren't going to take on the tough issues.

  5. Dave Nadig:

    They could take on securities that they might not want as a favor and that's when things get hairy.

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Translations for take on

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  • antreten, auf sich nehmen, aufnehmen, annehmen, übernehmen, einbringenGerman
  • αντιμετωπίζωGreek
  • desafiarSpanish
  • kilpaillaFinnish
  • provarci, prendere le sembianze, caricare, prendere in carico, assumere, affrontare, sfidareItalian
  • introduceren, uitdagen, innemen, opnemen, aannemenDutch
  • gánh vácVietnamese

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